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Muyinga : When traders live with dead

06-13-2019 It has been over a year since a market named Ku Gongone was built in a cemetery. Traders and people who go there to bury theirs both agree on the reorganization of the place for the respect for the dead. Cry for deceased people became “a sacrilege” at Ku (...)
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Rumonge: Waste management poses problem without dump

06-12-2019 Waste from households or units extracting palm oil and the lack of latrines in some public places are the main concerns expressed by the population during an exchange meeting organized by “Yaga Burundi” association. The commune promises the establishment of a dumpDue to the lack of a dump, wastes (...)
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Four cholera cases detected in Rugombo since beginning of week

06-07-2019 Sources report that there has been a cholera outbreak in Mparambo and Munyika areas in Rugombo commune of Cibitoke province in the north west of Burundi since the beginning of the week. Four people have already caught this disease caused by the lack of clean water. “We are all (...)
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Use of chemical fertilizers exacerbates environment pollution in Burundi, activist says

06-06-2019 Since 2012, Burundians have doubled the amount of chemical fertilizers used per hectare, which has exacerbated environmental pollution, said Tharcisse Ndayizeye, an environmental activist also member of the Burundian Observatory of Water and Sanitation. It was on the occasion of the World Environment Day celebrated each June 5th. Mr (...)
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Over 400 goats died of strange disease within month in Ngozi

05-29-2019 Breeders from Tangara commune in the northern province of Ngozi are worried about a contagious disease that attack small domestic ruminant and has been spreading in the province for a month. They say the goats that contracted the disease experience severe diarrhea and die within a week. “I had (...)
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Eight killed by hippos in Rumonge within five months

05-24-2019 Eight people have been killed and others injured by hippos in Lake Tanganyika since the beginning of this year in Rumonge and Nyanza-Lac communes of Rumonge province. The population is asking to be fully protected. Two fishermen died on 12 May in Lake Tanganyika in Busebwa area of Rumonge (...)
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Curfew on women arouses controversy

05-21-2019 The administrator of Musongati commune in Rutana province took the measure prohibiting any woman from entering a bar or market after 7 p.m. without being accompanied by her husband. Women oppose the measure while men exult. “Some women get drunk, commit adultery and thus destabilize their homes …” explained (...)
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Mortality rate in Burundi fell, UNFPA reports reveal

05-16-2019 “Burundi has made significant progress in gaining access to sexual and reproductive health,” said Richmond Tiemoko, UNFPA representative in Burundi when presenting the annual report on the situation of the world population on May 15. According to reports produced by UNFPA in six years, Burundi maternal mortality rate has (...)
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Graduates of Dama high school in Rumonge claim diplomas

05-15-2019 Former students of Dama high school in the southern Rumonge province who completed high school in 2017 staged a sit-in on May 14 in front of the school’s management office. They ask to be given their diplomas. They want to know the reasons that prevent them from getting their (...)
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Burundi Red Cross: “Uncontrolled urbanization only leads to disaster”

05-09-2019 Burundi Red Cross challenges the Burundian public opinion to understand that not all parks are to be built in. “Uncontrolled urbanization only leads to disasters as we see it today in the city of Bujumbura and elsewhere,” said Anselme Katiyunguruza, Executive secretary of Burundi Red Cross at a press (...)
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